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Ringgold County Biographical Sketches

Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties, Iowa
Lewis Publishing Company, 1887. pp. 349.


"Abraham MOSIER, farmer, section 12, Lott's Creek Township, is one of the enterprising and successful pioneers of Ringgold County. He was born in Holmes County, Ohio, May 22, 1836. His parents were Chris and Ann (Winger) Mosier, were natives of France and reared a family of six children - Christ, Benjamin, Barbara, Ann, Abraham and Isaac.

When he was five years of age his parents removed to the Far West, as it was then called, the Territory of Iowa. They settled in Lee County, and were among the first settlers of that county. Here, amid the wild surroundings of frontier life, Mr. Mosier was reared and educated, in the pioneer schools.

He was married June 17, 1862, to Miss Emma Mackey, a native of Washington County, Ohio. In 1863 he came to Ringgold County and settled in Riley Township on eighty acres of wild land, which he still owns. He has since added to the original purchase until he now owns 300 acres. He has a good two-story residence, erected in 1882, modern style and well furnished, an orchard consisting of three and a half acres, and a large native grove of maples. His farm is well watered and well adapted to grazing. He usually keeps about fifty head of cattle, besides horses and swine.

Mrs. Mosier died March 19, 1881, leaving five children - John, Tilla Belle, Janey, Nellie and Lillie. Mr. Mosier is considered one of the leading men of his township. He is a member of the United Brethern in Christ church, and politically is a Greenbacker. Postoffice, Caledonia."

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